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Data Scientist

Geplaatst 5 aug. 2022
0 tot 2 jaar
Full-time / part-time
Soort opleiding
Engels (Vloeiend)

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Are you passionate about data, statistics, modelling and artificial intelligence? Are you looking for a challenging job, where everyday events influence commodity prices? Then working at Cefetra will be a perfect fit for you!

The job

We are looking for a Data Scientist to mine, analyze and extract signals from our structured and unstructured datasets to support and improve Cefetra’s decision making. You will be working closely with a small group of quantative analysts, data engineers, but also with traders, market research and risk management. In this role the Data Scientist is reporting to the Head of the Quantitative Trading & Research Desk.

Key Responsibilities

  • Build outright and relative price forecasting models to identify trade opportunities, but also to signal risks within the current positioning
  • Provide our traders with quantitative models, using e.g. price data and money flow analysis, to improve timing and positioning
  • Leverage our data & models, by designing, testing, and developing (systematic) trading strategies
  • Build (and improve our current) quantitative models to support fundamental market research (e.g. yield prediction, demand forecasting) and support our Data Engineers with building our data & analysis platform

Who you are

You are not afraid to dive into millions of datapoints and you like working with large structured and unstructured real-world datasets. You have excellent analytical skills and a strong attention to detail. You are looking for an international and fast paced environment and you are able to handle multiple tasks. You like both working independently as in a team setting as well. Further words that come to mind: quick thinker, learning agility, dealing with ambiguity, process driven, strong drive for success, naturally curious.

Job requirements

Position Requirements

  • We are looking for high-performing recently graduated masters and undergraduate talent in quantitative fields such as Physics, Statistics, Mathematics, Econometrics, Finance or Computer Science master
  • If you bring a first working experience in quantitative research and or within an internship this is a plus
  • Programming experience, preferably in Python
  • Understanding of probability and statistics (e.g. machine-learning, time-series analysis, pattern recognition, NLP)
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills (English)

We offer

  • The opportunity to work in an international trade organization that is part of a fast-growing holding company
  • Our employees are the key ingredients of our success, and we would like to invest in you and offer you the opportunity to further develop and grow into a more senior position
  • Become a part of a driven team in an informal setting
  • This is a full-time permanent opportunity at one of the most beautiful locations in Rotterdam
  • We offer flexible working hours, hybrid working, learning and development opportunities; we are always open for a conversation to discuss your individual needs
  • Attractive competitive package in terms of salary and other benefits incl bonus scheme

Cefetra Group supplies agricultural raw materials to the feed, food, and fuel industries. This includes the animal feed industry, aqua feed industry, the food and drinks industry, the crush and starch industry and the energy and bio-fuels industry. Cefetra trades some 20 million tons of agricultural commodities each year.

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Data Engineer


As a Data Engineer at the Cefetra Market Research department I am constantly looking for new data sources and ways to improve our current data-driven products. Entrepreneurship and getting things done are highly regarded traits at Cefetra.